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Critic Reviews

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YOU DON'T KNOW JACK is made by Berkeley Systems -- the same folks who brought us Flying Toasters and other crazy screen savers. It's only fitting that their next venture out should be an irreverent, entertaining, and utterly captivating game like JACK. This is one game I'm going to hold onto forever. And Berkeley had better issue updates, or I'm going to be one frustrated JACK addict!
GameSpot (May 01, 1996)
From Berkeley Systems, the people that brought you flying toaster screen-savers, comes one of the most approachable games ever. Although this game was released in 1995, it's still my favorite and most-often played disc. What is most immediately noticeable about 'Jack is its frenetic pacing. Much faster and far wittier than television game shows, this game's charm is its simplicity. Instead of concentrating on grinding out the prettiest pixels or the smoothest scrolling, the creators of 'Jack focused on the fundamental building block of good writing. And it paid off, in a BIG way.
YOU DON'T KNOW JACK may displease those who don't enjoy frat-house innuendo, either out of prudishness or maturity (What does a “rubber” go on in England? Answer: a pencil; it's the British word for “eraser.”) I, however, just love giggly frat-house innuendo and laughed myself sick playing this game. All the game show spoofs “Saturday Night Live” has ever run and all the hipper-than-thou game shows MTV has concocted wish they were this good. Uh-uh. This is the real thing; they don't know Jack.
The standard "You Don't Know Jack" CD-ROM includes 800 questions. There is an add-on CD-ROM which adds another 400 questions. Finally, you can purchase all 1200 questions on one CD-ROM, called the "Extra-Large" version, which is less expensive then buying the other two seperately. The only downside to "You Don't Know Jack" is the fact that once you've been through all of the questions, the game definitely loses most of its appeal. However, with 1200 questions from the Extra-Large version, that appeal will last a very long time. Also, "You Don't Know Jack" is geared more towards mature players as there is some content and off-color humor that may not be suitable for all players. If you want a game that will be great at your next party or if you just want a game to play with some friends, "You Don't Know Jack" is an excellent choice.
Coming Soon Magazine (Nov 30, 1995)
Who in the world is Jack?! You may just be asking yourself this very question which goes to prove that, "You Don't Know Jack"! It's Berkeley Systems second game available for your PC, and if you think you know trivia and trivia games, "You Don't Know Jack"!
PC Jeux (Jan, 1998)
Un quizz marqué d'un humour très spécial, mais quel rythme et quel ambiance !